Allez Wiggo!

As you know, Paul, Zoë and I went to Paris to see the final stage of the 2012 Tour de France, so we could be there for the first ever win by a British rider.

In the distance here you can just see the 1km to go banner. This picture was taken a few hours before the race.

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Before the cyclists arrive, the Caravan of promotional vehicles comes through. There were loads of them, here are a couple of my favourites. I took many pictures and won’t bore you with all of them.

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Here is the Peloton finally racing on the streets of Paris. We had been waiting for hours, but it was worth it.

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You can clearly see Bradley Wiggins in this shot. In case you didn’t know he is the one in yellow!

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The atmosphere was great even though we were not on the Champs-Élysées.

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The rider behind me in the darker green is Peter Sagan, he won the green jersey.

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Sagan is Slovakian, we were joined on our trip by our own Slovakian, Paul’s colleague Michal. He got a t-shirt to commemorate this achievement. I would have liked a yellow one, but they don’t make them that small.

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This is a green jersey sponsor truck.

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It was so exciting to be in Paris when Bradley Wiggins won the Tour and Mark Cavendish won the final stage for the fourth time in a row! Unfortunately I didn’t get a good picture of Cav so I will leave you with this picture Zoë took of Wiggins, Cavendish and Sagan.

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